Friday, July 19, 2024

Zambia declares national emergency over drought

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Zambia’s President Hakainde Hichilema has declared a national disaster to tackle the prolonged drought affecting the country. Addressing the nation on Thursday afternoon, Mr Hichilema...

Nigeria imposes annual levy on expatriate workers

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Nigeria has imposed a mandatory annual levy for organisations employing expatriate workers, requiring them to pay $15,000 (£12,000) for a director and $10,000 for...

Nigerian army denies report of coup plot

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The Nigerian army has issued a rare statement denying reports of an alleged coup plot within its ranks. The Nigerian Defence Headquarters (DHQ) said the...

Catholic church slates Malawi president’s leadership

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The influential Catholic church in Malawi has criticised President Lazarus Chakwera, saying the country has become worse in the four years of his leadership. In...

Cyber-attack hits Malawi’s immigration service

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Malawi has suspended the issuing of passports following a cyber-attack on the computer system at the country's immigration service. President Lazarus Chakwera told MPs that...

Guinea’s military junta dissolves government and seals borders

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Guinea's military junta, which seized power in a coup in September 2021, has dissolved the government. The announcement was made through a presidential decree read...

Senegal election delay ruled unlawful

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The decision to postpone this month's elections in Senegal is against the constitution, the country's top court has ruled. The Constitutional Council annulled both President...

More than 20 miners trapped in Ethiopia cave for three days

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Rescue efforts are under way in a remote village in northern Ethiopia where more than 20 artisanal miners are trapped inside a cave. It’s been...

Kelvin Kiptum: Kenyan marathon world record holder dies in road accident

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The men's marathon world record holder, Kenya's Kelvin Kiptum, 24, has died in a road accident in his home country. He was killed alongside his...

‘My memory is fine’ – Biden hits back at special counsel

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US President Joe Biden has angrily criticised an investigation that found he mishandled top secret files and said he struggled to recall key life...